Built on a cornerstone of creating a better world through education, the IB Programme curriculum promotes the education of the whole person. Courses emphasize the humanities, philosophy, and international mindedness, and are based in application and projects, rather than memorization. The IB Programme prepares students to achieve their academic potential and lead a life of prosperous world citizenship.
Following PYP accreditation, Fairmont will be only 1 of 16 schools in the United States and 1 of 500 worldwide to offer all three IB Programmes — IB Diploma Programme (Fairmont Preparatory Academy), IB Middle Years Programme (Historic Anaheim Campus), and IB Primary Years Programme (beginning in 2021 at the Historic Anaheim Campus). Two Fairmont educators have also been named to the prestigious IB Educator Network.
Why IB Programme at Fairmont?
Our close-knit diverse family and our commitment to exceptional academic performance, small classroom sizes, and the rich curriculum of the International Baccalaureate create a truly transformative global education for students.
Step by Step
The Diploma Programme culminates with an IB diploma, as students enter their next phase of academic pursuits. The IB continuum aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.
Primary Years Programme
Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the Primary Years Programme challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning, as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.
Fairmont is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision**.
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.
**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Middle Years Programme
The Middle Years Programme is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the world in which they live.
Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research, and undertake a project that often involves community service.
International Baccalaureate is Available At These Campuses
Preschool – 8th Grade
11th – 12th Grade